Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beach Theme Layouts'Kits to Go!

Here are the details for my July scrapbook class/kits to go.   We will be creating with the "No Worries" kit.  I LOVE everything about this kit-the paper designs, the woodgrain sequins,the complements...PERFECT for BEACH, SUMMER, VACATION!!!  A big shout out to my friend and fellow consultant, Tina Lovell who shared her creativity with me.  

Please let me know on/before JUNE 25th if you would like any optional add-on products.  I will be leaving for convention on June 26 and will not be back until July 3rd-thus the reason for letting me know by June 25th.

I will have to let you know the date of our class once I go to my doctor on July 12th.  I will be getting a scan that morning and that will determine the date of my next surgery.  I don't want to set a date now and then have to cancel it.  Thank you, in advance, for being patient!  As soon as I know anything I will let you know!

I also wanted to remind you about the AWESOME Album Special happening this month only.  Purchase 1 album and get a second album at 50% off!  AND the Seagrass postbound and d-ring, as well as the teal albums have been restocked!  If you would like to take advantage of this special please do not wait-the albums are selling out FAST!  You can contact me with your order or you can place your order on my website (amy.closetomyheart.com).

Make it a super day!


STAMP OF THE MONTH:  Storybook Alphabet (set of 26)

BASIC KIT: $35.00
*No Worries Workshop Your Way Kit
(Complements, Sequins and Ribbon)
*2 Sheets of Sapphire CS
*5 Sheets of Glacier CS
*1/2 x 12 Strip of White Daisy CS


Optional Add On Products that I used for my pages:
*Mini Glue Dots:  $8.70
*Mini Glue Pen:  $5.20
*3-D Foam Tape:  $6.90

Always bring these items with you to class:  Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots,  ruler and a pencil.  

Great items to add to your order any month:
Z3022 or Z3023 Adhesive and Adhesive Refill pg 108 $9.00 and $5.20
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 108 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 108 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 105 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 108 9.00
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 106 5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 13 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 17
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 12  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 10-11 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders and Thin Cuts pg 78-79 $
Cricut Collections
Z3285 or Z3290 NEW FLOWER MARKET pg 75 114.35
Z3167 or Z3190 Artistry                pg 76 114.35

Z3169 Artbooking pg 77 114.35

Monday, June 5, 2017



Date:  FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd 
TIME: 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
6:00-7:30 p.m.
COST:  $42.50
Complete Album”  $50.00
Please bring your favorite Adhesives to Class.  I am happy to order you adhesives if you do not have any.

Join me for this SUPER SIMPLE, SUPER FUN Class.
I will teach you some simple water coloring techniques and 
guide you in putting together a keepsake that you can add your treasured photos to at your leisure.  
I created this album for individuals of ALL AGES, for experienced memory keepers, as well as, for those not interested in scrapbooking but are interested in getting their photos off their memory cards, phones and/or Facebook pages.
This 6 x 8 album is perfect to take on the go with you.  All you will need is a journaling pen and adhesives to adhere your photos to while you are on the go.
I plan to use my album to document our summer memories but the beauty of this album and the way it is set up is that you can actually go on a scavenger hunt of photos taken in the past.  You can use this album for specific vacation/trip/summer or you can combine a variety of vacations/trips/summers.  You can even use if for favorite photos or every day life, for camp, for hobbies, for your specific athletic team or dance  team or Drum Corps.  The possibilities are endless!

Your Class Kit Contents:
*6 x 8 Album (choose the black/white stripe or the seaglass album)
*6 x 8 Page Protector Pack (10 in a pack)
*Watercolor “Artistic You" 6 x 8 Pages (10 per pack)
*Precut Cardstock Paper

I am actually going to add both of the divided 6 x 8 protectors and the 4 x 6 & 3x4 flip flaps to my album.  this will allow me to add more photos and journaling to each of my daily prompts.
I do recommend these products if you want to do the same.  Please just let me know what products you would like to add to the basic kit when you register for the class.

*6x8 divided 4 x 6 Protectors:  $8.00
*6 x 8 divided 3 x 4 Protectors:  $8.00
*4 x 6 Flip Flaps: $5.70
*3 x 4 Flip Flaps: $4.60
*Black Journaling Pen: $3.80

I am also creating albums for sale so if you  are not interested in creating your own album you can purchase a completed album where all you have to do is add your photos and journaling!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rustic Fundamental 8 page Scrapbook Workshop- Register on/before June 5th!

I am so excited to offer you this versatile scrapbook workshop.  We will be creating these 8 pages using the Rustic Home Paper Pack, the Snapshot Complements pack, silver sequins and a variety of cardstock sheets.

It is available as a class and as a Workshop To Go so if you do not live local to me OR if you are unable to attend the actual class-you can still purchase the Workshop To Go-complete with step by step instructions and photos to refer to as you create each page.  Thank you to Jen Smith for sharing her creativity with me.

Have a friend I do know know or who has never taken a class with me and you BOTH will receive a FREE GIFT!

TIME:  6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: $45.00
Your Kit Consists Contents:

*#Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamental Paper Pack
*#Z3309 Snapshot Complements
*#Z2013 Silver Assortment Sequins
*1 sheet Sea glass Cardstock
*2 sheets Peacock Cardstocks
*12 White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
*4 Sheets of Whisper Cardstock
*2 Sheets of Fern Cardstock
*6 Sheets Black Cardstock
*1 Sheet Lagoon Cardstock 
*1 Sheet Kraft Cardstock

Thursday, May 25, 2017

June Scrapbook Class and Kit To Go: Little Dreamer

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
I hope y'all are able to enjoy some fun with family and friends!  Create lots of memories that you can preserve later on layouts created by the one and only YOU!

My June scrapbook classes are MAGICAL!!!  We will be using the NEW! CTMH "Little Dreamer" Kit.

My class will be held on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th 6:30-9:00 at my Studio.  Day time classes are also available upon request.  Classes are FREE!  My Service is FREE!  You only pay for the products you use to crate your 6 pages.  If you are unable to attend the class you can purchase the Kit to Go!  Everything you need to successfully put your layouts together come in your kit, along with the How To cutting diagrams and instructions.

Here is my Shopping List.  If you do not own Thin 3-D Foam Tape and the Glue Pen-I do recommend them.  They make assembling your layouts very easy and add fun dimension.

Please register for the class on/before JUNE 2nd!  Have a friend I do not know purchase a kit and both YOU and YOUR FRIEND will receive a FREE GIFT fro me!

This is what you will receive in the Workshop Your Way Kit

June Scrapbook Club Shopping List

Stamp of the Month ___________________________________________________

BASIC KIT:  $38.50
  • X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Pack
  • X7219D  Little Dreamer Coordinating CS Pack
  • X7219C Little Dreamer Complements
  • Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems
  • 5 Sheets of White CS

Add-On Options
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape:  $6.90
Z553 Glue Pen:  $5.20

Always bring these items with you to class:  Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots,  ruler and a pencil.  

Great items to add to your order any month:
Z3022 or Z3023 Adhesive and Adhesive Refill pg 108 $9.00 and $5.20
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 108 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 108 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 105 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 108 9.00
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 106 5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 13 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 17
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 12  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 10-11 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders and Thin Cuts pg 78-79 $
Cricut Collections
Z3285 or Z3290 NEW FLOWER MARKET pg 75 114.35
Z3167 or Z3190 Artistry                pg 76 114.35

Z3169 Artbooking pg 77 114.35

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

QUICK, EASY, FUN Scrapbook and/or Card Workshop and Kits To Go!


TIME:  6:30-9:00 p.m
COST:  Scrapbook Kit Only:  $17.50
Card Kit Only:  $30.00
Both Kits:  $43.00

My Service is FREE!
You only pay for the product you will use!

Join me for this celebratory themed workshop!
Projects revolve around the CTMH Party Time Cut Above Kit.

The Cut Above Kits are perfect for a beginner crafter, as well as, the season crafter.  Perfect for any age, too!
Thank you to Michelle Snyder for sharing her creative juices with me!

Have a Friend I do Not Know Register With You and you BOTH will receive a FREE GIFT!

The kit comes with materials t make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors, and instructions.  Also included 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Page Protectors for adding more photos.

I will guide you in putting your kit together at class.  

We will use the same kit to create 20 standard size cards-cards have a thank you, birthday, hello,friendship and celebratory theme. 

The only product you will need to add to your kit(s) is a paper trimmer, adhesives and I do recommend 3-D foam tape.  I am happy to order these items for you if you do not own them already.  

Scrapbook Class Kit is the Party Time Cut Above Kit

Card Class:  
Party Time Cute Above Kit
20 Cards/20 Envelopes

Add-On Options:
#B1536 All te Thanks Stamp Set
#B1537 Birthday Sparkles Stamp Set
#A1198 Hi Friend Stamp Set
#Z3259 Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts
#Z3304 Happy Birthday Thin Cuts
#Z2805 Black Exclusive Stamp Pad
#Z1979 Black Journaling Pen
#Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
#Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
My Acrylic Blocks to fit choice of messages

Monday, May 8, 2017

My Girl 8-Page Scrapbook Class/Kit

DATE:  Wednesday, May 24th
TIME:  6:00-9:00 p.m.
COST:  $44.00
(postage will be charged if mailing kit to you)
R.S.V.P:  On/Before FRIDAY, MAY 12th

I love the bold, bright colors of these playful pages and I am sure your photos will look fabulous on them!
You can join me in person for my class on May 24th OR 
you can purchase the kit to go.  All paper pieces will be cut for you-all you have to do is assemble and bring your pages to life!

Thank you to Tina Lovell for sharing her creativity with me.

Your Kit Contents:
*1/2 pack of Adventure Fundamental Paper
*Various Adventure Cardstock Paper Pieces
*13 Extra Sheets of Cardstock
*My Girl Complement Pack
*White/Gold Ribbon
*Gold Glitter Gems

Optional Add-On Products:
*3-D Foam Tape
*Chevron Embossing Folder
*Basic Stars Thin Cuts
*Artbooking Cricut Cartridge


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Happenings with Close To My Heart!

IT'S HERE!!!!!
Happy May!
Happy National Scrapbook Month!

The start of a new month is always exciting and fun and this merry month of May will not disappoint!
The NEW! Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book went live on May 1st.  This 60 page publication is overflowing with top quality, trendy, classic and oh so fabulously fun papers, stamp sets, embellishment, kits, and wonderful artwork.  You can view this Idea book on my website HERE.  You can also contact me to request your own personal copy (trust me-you want this resource for your collection).  You will refer to it for inspiration long after it retires in August!  The publication is FREE (my treat to you).  Postage will be charged if I am mailing your book to you.

This is the name of the May Stamp of the Month.
This set of 9 images is perfect for scrapbooking and card making.  Those who love to color will love adding color to these images.  And those who are not big on coloring can also find joy creating with this set, as it looks beautiful just stamping the images and not coloring.  Embossing the images onto colored cardstock is another great way to use this stamp set.  The options are endless!

Here is a layout I created using this set.  I actually cut the letters our individually (the word "LIVE" is one big stamp, the world "LOVE" is another big stamp, as is the word "LAUGH").  The letters are so big that cutting them out is very simple and quick to do.  I colored one set of "L,"I", "V" and "E"with my dark brown shin han twin touch marker-just colored right over the flowers in each letter.  Then I actually colored the flowers in all the other letters.  I "shadowed layered"the letters to make them stand out.  Click HERE to order.

May is National Scrapbook Month.  Close To My Heart has created a GORGEOUS Paper pack, stamp set and a Cut Above Scrapbook Kit in honor of this special month.


This kit allows you to easily make coordinating layouts to preserve your favorite memories. The Live Beautifully Layout Kit comes with everything you need to create five two-page layouts.  With pre-printed base pages, die-cut paper pieces, stickers, and gold foil accents, this kit will help you preserve moments that matter most in practically no time at all!

You can purchase just the kit OR you can take advantage of a Bundle that gives you a 20% discount!  This bundle comes with the kit I described above as well as, a 12 x 12 album (you choose the style-post bound or d-ring binder), a black journaling pen and adhesive! Click HERE

The exclusive Live Beautifully Stamp set is a set of 8 images.  The roses are beautiful.  I especially LOVE the "word" and sentiment images.  I have and will continue to use the stamp set for many many projects! Click HERE to order

And...if this all isn't enough, CTMH has packaged up a Live Beautiful Paper Pack, as well.  This is perfect for the card makers and paper crafters!  This paper pack consists of 16 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of single-sided gold designs.  Click HERE to order.

Happy Merry Month of May!

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Close to My Heart  is hosting a 24 Hour Flash Sale on my website HERE.  It started 5:00 p.m. (eastern standard time) yesterday and runs until this afternoon at 5:00.  This is just a sampling of the see of the fabulous deals you can take advantage of!  Products and bundles are available only while supplies last so don't delay!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Grand Opportunity!

There are so many wonderful things happening with Close to My Heart during this month of April.  Rather than share it all with you in the same email, I thought it would be more exciting to sprinkle the goodness to you one morsel at a time!

So here's my next tidbit of info for you:

- Everyone who signs up in April will be a consultant receiving a minimum of a 22% discount at least until the end of September (the usual 6 months). Of course you will want to stay past that (and it's easy to do!), but that much is guaranteed.
- Anyone who signs up in April can order from FIVE different idea books in that time frame. There will be two annual catalogs and three seasonal mini-catalogs available from April to September (last month of Expressions 1, Expressions 2, Holiday Expressions, 2016-17 Annual Idea Book and 2017-18 Annual Idea Book!).
- New consultants get to start ordering from the new product in Expressions 2 at a discount in April vs. waiting until May and paying full price as a customer.
-New consultants get to start ordering Live Beautifully items NOW.
- Consultants who sign up in April get a FREE Cut Above kit of their choice.  This product is the PERFECT KIT to use when introdicing CTMH to your potential customers.  It's Fast. It's Easy. It's super affordable.  It's Fabulous. It's FUN!
- Consultants who sign up in April still have an opportunity to sign up for convention (registration closes April 30).
- Consultants who sign up in April get Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogs in their kit. This gives them an opportunity to get people excited about the May product release...BECAUSE, in May, when a hostess submits $350 in orders she gets a FREE Live Beautifully Cut Above kit. More FREEEEEEEEE stuff. Not to mention that at that level of sales there's one half priced item and $60 in FREE product. There's also $5 put in the New Consultant's SPC "bank account" when you reach $350 in sales (and it goes up to $25 at $400!). Did you know that Consultants can also be hostesses? SCORE!
-Consultants who sign up in April give themselves the BEST chance at a really strong start with many excited hostesses for gatherings in May because of the May specials! You have April to book up that calendar for May and insure GREAT sales, which equals a GREAT start!

Are you intrigued?  Interested?  Do you have any questions?  Reach out to me so we can chat!  It would be a true honor if you would join my Close To My Heart Family!


Monday, April 3, 2017

15 Minute Memories!

April Greetings!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start!
The other day I sent out information about my all day "LIVE BEAUTIFULLY" event I am hosting here at my studio on May 21st. I hope y'all had a chance to read the details and will plan to participate. Register early to hold your spot!
To all those unable to attend the event, I am offering Kits To Go!
This evening I am sharing information about a super cool special that is happening during the month of April. It's called "15-MINUTE MEMORIES"...and it's perfect for the seasoned memory keeper, as well as, the beginner scrapbookers and those wanting to get started on preserving some special memories. It's also spot on for card makers and paper crafters of all levels. This special is also for ALL AGES! 

Back in January Close To My Heart introduced a fabulous new kit. The CUT ABOVE layout kits make it super easy to document the moments in life that you always want to remember. Easy-to-follow instructions guide you in using pre-cut pieces to assemble pages as beautiful as your memories. Slide additional photos into pocket pages alongside coordinating cards to keep the story going. Preserving your memories can be easy and beautiful at the same time with Cut Above!

There are currently 2 Cut Above Kits to purchase. And BOTH kits are on sale 50% off the entire month of April! The "Little One" Cut Above Kit has a baby boy look and feel to it. However, I used this kit to document some photos of my teenager ballerina! I love how truly versatile CTMH products are!
The second kit available is called "Forever & Always" . This has a wedding theme to it. But it is also very apprpriate for prom, dance recital/competition, Easter, Mother's Day, Birthday, Family photo shoot, sorority function, First Communion, Confirmation. picnic and so much more!
The pieces you receive in these kits will also allow you to create one-of-a-kind cards! The possibilities are endless!
Each Kit Includes:
*2 12 x 12 printed base pages
*Die-Cut Paper Pieces
*Title and Embellishment stickers
*12 Coordinating pocket cards
*2 12 x 12 Memory Protectors
*2 Pocket-Style Memory Protector
You get all of this for just $7.48 (plus s/t)!!!!! These kits are normally priced at $14.95.
Choose you kit (why not get BOTH kits since they are 50% off this month) and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-age layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket memory protectors included in the kit. You are going to LOVE how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above!
Here is the layout I created using dance photos of my daughter.
Your name will go into a drawing for a NEW CUT ABOVE KIT that is coming out in MAY for each kit you purchase this month. There are two new kits coming in May that you can choose from if your name it drawn (must have a minimum of 10 kits sold for the drawing to take place). Drawing will take place on May 1st. Winner will be notified via email. 
You can order your kit(s) on my website (amy.closetomyheart.com). Be sure to click on the box "JOIN" when you get to my website. This enters you into the Mystery Hostess Drawing! Please send me an email when you do so I can put your name into the drawing (your name will go in for every kit your purchase). If you would like me to place your order for you, just let me know. 
Here is a quick video showing you how quickly and beautifully the Cut Above Kits come together.